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a combining form meaning “varix,” “varicose vein,” used in the formation of compound words: varicocele.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also especially before a vowel, varic-.
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British Dictionary definitions for varico-
before a vowel varic-
indicating a varix or varicose veinsvaricotomy
Word Origin for varico-
from Latin varix, varic- distended vein
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Medical definitions for varico-
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